Northwest Special Education Cooperative has an opening for one full-time Occupational Therapist or Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA), for the 2024-2025 school year. The successful candidate will:

Provide educationally relevant occupational therapy to students in a school-based environment;
Provide consultation to teachers and other support staff to encourage/reinforce fine motor and sensory needs, including but not limited to materials and classroom modifications/accommodations;
Complete initial and re- evaluations and write corresponding reports to assist IEP teams in creating an accurate and useful picture of a child’s abilities (OT only);
Collaborate with IEP teams in making educationally sound decisions related to student programming and special education eligibilities;
Complete documentation associated with student performance and progress;
Provide on-going support to parents and school staff regarding special education processes and procedures.
  The qualified individual holds at minimum a Master’s degree in occupational therapy, as well as the appropriate State of Illinois Occupational Therapist License or Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant License.
  NWSE offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including mileage reimbursement, monies for professional development, and supervision.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and three letters of recommendation to:

Tracy Dahl, NWSE Director: tracy.dahl@nwseonline.com

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